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VIDEO: Disbelief as Kenyan athlete almost dies while Warsaw event organizers watch

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Organizers of Warsaw Marathon have been heavily criticized for failing to assist a Kenyan runner who collapsed about 800 meters from the finish line.

Recho Kosgei who was leading the women’s race and ahead of her competitors by almost three minutes collapsed during the race on Sunday and could be seen struggling to get up.

Before collapsing, she could be seen wobbling from side to side and turning her head backwards for about a mile.

She eventually, slowly, collapsed to the pavement about 2 hours, 30 minutes into the 42km race.

A video which has been circulating online shows her as she struggled to get up with two runners finally catching up with her two-and-half minutes later.


One of the runners who was in the men’s race tried to help here but she remained on the ground.

However, an Ethiopian runner Bekelu Beji zoomed past them not breaking her stride to help. She eventually won the race.

Kosgei did not finish and was eventually treated by medical personnel, according to Polish media.

Former Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir acknowledged that it was not proper to assist an athlete finish the race but said Kosgei’s case was different.

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“This is beyond acceptable although it’s illegal for race official to help a runner. I think there comes a time when logic takes over @iaaforg,” tweeted Korir.

Saddique Shaban‏, a renowned sports writer and commentator, said the organisers of Warsaw Marathon are on the spot for failing to assist Kenya’s Recho Kosgei, dangerously needing help, in Sunday’s event.

“Why would an @iaaforg Bronze Label event allow such travesty ? What if she were a local athlete? Would she be left fighting for her life?” posed Shaban on his twitter handle @ SaddiqueShaban.

“Cases of athletes dying in road races, mostly amateurs, have been on a rise. But this was no amateur athlete,” added Shaban.

Julius Kemboy‏ @JKembo tweeted, “Oh no! I hope she is now in good health! Organisers have responsibility to ensure the athletes get all assistance in the race!”

Another veteran sports journalist Makamu Mbaisi was shocked by the incident. “Warsaw Marathon really?? Where were the medics?.”

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VIDEO: See Uhuru give Margaret nice cheek smooches on World Thinking Day

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret Kenyatta, were caught on camera as they engaged in public display of affection during the World Thinking Day at Statehouse.

The video, posted on Twitter shows President Uhuru walking after concluding his speech and goes to shake Margaret Kenyatta’s hand, and then turns to kiss her on both cheeks much to her amusement.

He then shakes the hands of other people in the high table and then leaves.

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World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

It is a day when they think about their “sisters” and “brothers” in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.

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VIDEO: Elderly thieves caught on camera breaking into cars in Murang’a arrested

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Four suspects who were caught on camera breaking into cars in  Muranga town have been arrested.

The four, who include three women and a man have been arraigned in a Murang’a court.

The suspects; Joseph Kuria Wangari, Rosaline Wangari Mwihaki, Jane Muthoni Ndung’u and Rose Wairimu Kihato were arrested on Wednesday, February 20, at Roysambu along the Nairobi- Thika Highway.

They were caught on  CCTV cameras breaking into vehicles at the parking lot of Jambo Hotel in Mukuyu trading centre within the outskirts of Murang’a town on Tuesday, February 19.

Detectives said they managed to apprehend the suspects by tracking the taxi vehicle they had hired and used to execute the theft.

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Below are the photos of the suspected criminals.

 

 

 

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A man was on Thursday arrested for allegedly beating and killing his wife in their house in Kahawa Sukari Estate.

Beryl Adhiambo Ouma was heard screaming and calling for help for more than four hours according to the neighbours, but no one came to her rescue.

Neighbours who inquired on from the couple were told it was ‘just husband and wife quarrels’.

Speaking to NTV, her father Douglas Ouma said his daughter had sent him “Please Call Me” texts on Wednesday night  and when he finally responded no one picked the phone.

My daughter sent me ‘Please call me’ because I was asleep, kumbe alikuwa anatuma sikusikia, then I had to call back, hakuna mtu alishika, then dakika kidogo bwana yake akanipigia, akaniuliza umelala, nikamwambia sai ni usiku na nimelala, akanimbia tumekosana kidogo, nikauliza usiku hii mnakosana na nini, na mnakosana kwa nini,” said Ouma.

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He added that the suspect, Laiko Osuri later told him that she had been taken to Neema Hospital for treatment, but doctor say she was dead on arrival.

According to reports by Nairobi News Ruiru OCPD James Ngetich said that Beryl’s life could have been saved by neighbours who ignored her screams and distress calls.

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According to Ngetich, the body did not have any visible injuries.

The husband admitted during grilling to assaulting his wife and expressed regret. Upon more questioning, he said that he used a belt to assault her.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in court on Friday.

Source: Nairobi News

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